Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih

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HuangRan
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Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih

Postby HuangRan » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:30 am

Dear friends,

Should the Tablet of Visitation which is read on his anniversary of the Bab and Bahaullah, be read facing the Qiblih?

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Re: Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih

Postby brettz9 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:03 am

Hi Huang Ran,

"Nothing has been found in the Bahá'í Writings requiring the friends to stand and face the Qiblih whenever the Tablets of Visitation are recited. No issue should be made of this matter when a Holy Day observance is being held. However, when one is actually in, or within the precincts of one of the Holy Shrines, it is an act of simple reverence to stand and face that Shrine when the Tablet of Visitation is recited."

(On behalf of the Universal House of Justice, at http://bahai-library.com/uhj_holy_day_observances )


See also: http://bahai9.com/wiki/Qiblih

Best wishes,
Brett

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Re: Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih

Postby HuangRan » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:55 pm

Dear Brett, thanks for your prompt reply!

Warm Love,
Huang Ran

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Re: Tablet of Visitation be read facing Qiblih

Postby jenniferatemple » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:45 pm

In most communities I have lived, on anniversaries of the Bab and Baha'u'llah we have made it a practice to stand Facing the Qiblih. Oddly, it was never discussed, we just all seemed to think it correct. Perhaps just because that is what we would do if we were able to visit the Holy Shrines for such blessed events.


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